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I bought this for a gift for my boyfriend as he decided he wanted to try to be healthier and incorporate the Mediterranean diet into what he eats. I chose this mainly because before it gets to the recipes, it gives a vast background and history on all the elements of the Mediterranean diet and he really likes to read into that kind of stuff. So if you're just looking for a book full of recipes then I probably wouldn't recommend this because it does have that history at the start, however I guess you could just skip that. But it is quite interesting, even I gave it a read and it really helps you to get into what sort of diet it is. There are a range of recipes which I was really pleased about, even the simple stuff like how to make a good dough or sauce which I was happy about, because sometimes you don't want a full blown recipe, you want to know how to do little elements food really well. The only thing is that there aren't pictures depicting what the food should turn out like with pretty much all the recipes, so if you're the kind of person who likes to have that then this book might not be for you. However, I found it really great and so did my boyfriend so I'm very pleased with it!